Guidelines for Feline Adoptions

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Congrats on adopting your new baby/ies! We have put together a list of guidelines to make your new adoption experience go smoothly! Please contact us with any additional questions!

RNR requires a MANDATORY 48-72 hr post adoption check up and stool sample check for ALL cats – even though they have just had their health visit just this past week, the transition from foster to rescue to new home can trigger stress and illness. They are also coming from a different climate etc.

Call if your kitten has sneezes, runny eyes or nose, weird poop, is not urinating/pooping, lethargic blood in stool, vomiting, limp, worms, fast breathing, coughing, wheezing, or other symptoms.

For tiny kittens do not leave alone in home unattended in large area until older.  Use a crate or small room.

If ANY symptoms occur please IMMEDIATELY contact Juli via TEXT at 585-746-4609 no matter the hour, as we have some remedies and guidance that could help. We also would love a follow up text post vet visit for any findings and just for confirmation it was completed.

Vet Recommendation:
Fieldstone Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Cary Brenner
4 Cottontail Rd, New Fairfield, CT 06812
Phone: (203) 746-5555
(free wellness exam and discounts too!)

Kittens – ½ can wet kitten food 2x a day (more if growing and finishing, Kitten dry food all day
Water changed 2-3x a day
Adult Cats – 1/2-3/4 can 2x a day, Adult Dry Food all day UNLESS cat is overweight (then give more canned)
Water changed 2-3x a day

Chicken varieties of food are gentler to the stomach. Most cats/kittens have been on SCIENCE DIET HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT WET AND DRY.

Cats are Lactose INTOLERANT so no milk. They can have Kitten Formula or watered Goat Milk.

Canned Pumpkin, finely chopped cooked chicken or turkey (no skin or spices), no salt cooked fish are all ok to feed – DO NOT FEED UNCOOKED MEAT OR FISH.

Watch out for PLANTS and RUMBERBANDS/HAIR TIES/WIRES – cats are attracted to all

Fresh Step scoopable or non clumping has natural attractant so is preferred to start.

No electronic or doored litter boxes initially especially for several months for kittens.

At least one litter box per floor to start, one box per cat (can be small), no pellets or odd litter

Petco offers 50% off the Science Diet Wet and Dry in their coupon book (and 50% off other premium brands) – you get one coupon book per kitty adopted.

Petsmart offers MANY coupons off a variety of items (you must show them a copy of your contract) – you also get one coupon book per kitty adopted.

Pet Valu and other similar stores often offer freebies, coupons and gift bags for adopters.

Marshalls, Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Sierra Trading have amazing toys beds etc., for kitties.  PetStages brand is excellent especially for kittens.

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